06-21-2012 03:46 AM
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  1. RaiderWill's Avatar
    Yea I agree. There's always something newer coming out. If one keeps waiting for the latest and greatest, it's just stupid.
    Nash do you think maybe term "Stupid" is a bit harsh? Maybe for you, its time to get another phone, lock into another contract, just simply like the S3, maybe you are coming from a 3.5-4 inch screen and the S3 seems big enough for you..or its "Trick" enough for.. you ( I thought I was going to settle on a U.S or International version myself until I seen the G-Note 2 ) That does not mean there are those of us that don't need to catch "This Bus" and have the time to wait for the "Phablet" G-Note 2" that will have all the Tricks of the S3 with more power, be more power efficient ( 5250 Exynos CPU ) and have more real estate to handle our business/movies/games/sketches etc... That's why there is "Choice".. and after seeing what the G-Note 2 is going to be, I / some of us can simply wait another 150 days give or take.. My current 4G phone works very smooth and as you can see by the numbers in the Speedtest pic its Fast as Hell, fast enough that I can wait another 150 days to get Exactly what I want.. Anywho, can't wait to see how the S3's Snapdragon Dual hold up against the Exynos Quad.. should be a great comparison test!


    06-08-2012 11:15 AM
  2. RaiderWill's Avatar
    And what's this thing about carrying your phone in your pocket? I thought Men used belt clip/ holsters.. and even so, the G-Note is only what? a half inch wider that the S3? There are even Youtubes showing the G-Note fitting all but those skinny jean pockets And what is up with the reviewers on all the sites? why are we not seeing the U.S. / Canada verison vs the International version reviews? U.S. version got something to hide?
    06-09-2012 10:52 AM
  3. LazrRocketArm's Avatar
    And what's this thing about carrying your phone in your pocket? I thought Men used belt clip/ holsters.. and even so, the G-Note is only what? a half inch wider that the S3? There are even Youtubes showing the G-Note fitting all but those gay skinny jean pockets And what is up with the reviewers on all the sites? why are we not seeing the U.S. / Canada verison vs the International version reviews? U.S. version got something to hide?
    Maybe they don't have access yet?
    Mobilesyrup is the only one I have seen. Some sites seem to want to wait until after its released for some reason.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket SGH-i727 on ATT LTE
    06-09-2012 11:22 AM
  4. blitz118's Avatar
    And what's this thing about carrying your phone in your pocket? I thought Men used belt clip/ holsters.. and even so, the G-Note is only what? a half inch wider that the S3? There are even Youtubes showing the G-Note fitting all but those gay skinny jean pockets And what is up with the reviewers on all the sites? why are we not seeing the U.S. / Canada verison vs the International version reviews? U.S. version got something to hide?
    If you are so interested in the note, then why don't you go to the note forum? No one here is interested in note, but yourself.
    06-09-2012 11:36 AM
  5. RaiderWill's Avatar
    If you are so interested in the note, then why don't you go to the note forum? No one here is interested in note, but yourself.
    Nah..... I like it here.



    06-09-2012 01:29 PM
  6. Suntan's Avatar
    If you are so interested in the note, then why don't you go to the note forum? No one here is interested in note, but yourself.
    Chill. Civil talk comparing the GSIII to others is welcome here. They're just phones, don't get so threatened.

    -Suntan
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    06-09-2012 03:28 PM
  7. coinmanmat's Avatar
    The Galaxy Note is a really cool phone, ive played with one in Best Buy but for me its too big. I think the Galaxy S III is about the maximum size I would get for a phone. Physically, the S3 is just slightly bigger than the S2 but compared to the G Note its small enough to fit inside the dimensions of the G Note. The reason I think the G Note is too big is because it wont fit in my pants pockets.

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    06-09-2012 04:34 PM
  8. blitz118's Avatar
    Chill. Civil talk comparing the GSIII to others is welcome here. They're just phones, don't get so threatened.

    -Suntan
    No one is threaten, just annoyed that he is comparing a phone that will be available soon to a rumored phone that will not be out until next year.
    06-09-2012 06:16 PM
  9. RaiderWill's Avatar
    The Galaxy Note is a really cool phone, ive played with one in Best Buy. The reason I think the G Note is too big is because it wont fit in my pants pockets.

    Sent from my SPH-D710 using Android Central Forums
    Hey coinmanmat.. I agree, its not for everybody. But the one thing I have noticed is that the reviewers start out saying the same thing.. But by the end of the review, they say its hard to go back to a standard sized phone. I was leaning heavy in favor of getting a S3 ( Until I got word of the G-Note 2 ) .. but it seems very strange to me that there is not one review up yet for the U.S version of the S3 and its just 12 days away from launching.. at least at T-Mo.. maybe, this Monday will be the day we see how it performs.. I really want to see if the U.S.A. Snapdragon / Adreno 225 can hold a candle to the extremely powerful Exynos Quad-Core / Mali 400 International version of the S3.
    06-09-2012 06:18 PM
  10. RaiderWill's Avatar
    No one is threaten, just annoyed that he is comparing a phone that will be available soon to a rumored phone that will not be out until next year.
    Chill Blitz.. we are just chatting about phones.. Please don't be so defensive about the S3 I have stated several times its a great phone.. Especially the Extremely Powerful Exynos Quad-Core International verison.. I love that phone.. But I can keep my Unlimted Data and get the 5250 Cpu / T-604 Gpu version of the G-Note ( which WILL rival the Exynos Quad-Core in performance ) so I just started this thread to F.Y.I. anyone that may have been like me, on Verizon..wanting the G-Note and are now willing to wait 150 days to get it.. no biggie man.. they are just telephones.


    06-09-2012 06:31 PM
  11. coinmanmat's Avatar
    Hey coinmanmat.. I agree, its not for everybody. But the one thing I have noticed is that the reviewers start out saying the same thing.. But by the end of the review, they say its hard to go back to a standard sized phone. I was leaning heavy in favor of getting a S3 ( Until I got word of the G-Note 2 ) .. but it seems very strange to me that there is not one review up yet for the U.S version of the S3 and its just 12 days away from launching.. at least at T-Mo.. maybe, this Monday will be the day we see how it performs.. I really want to see if the U.S.A. Snapdragon / Adreno 225 can hold a candle to the extremely powerful Exynos Quad-Core / Mali 400 International version of the S3.
    I agree with you, I think we should start seeing reviews soon as sites like this one receive demo units to test out. Since Samsung hasn't really said anything about a Galaxy Note II its all rumors and speculation. Although I think the next G Note would be pretty sick with those specs.

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    06-09-2012 07:06 PM
  12. Suntan's Avatar
    No one is threaten, just annoyed that he is comparing a phone that will be available soon to a rumored phone that will not be out until next year.
    Seriously though, you came into his thread when the thread title made it pretty obvious what was going to be discussed here.

    And if you're annoyed by somebody comparing a phone that hasn't been released yet to another phone that hasn't been released yet, then I question why you have an account here... I mean, that describes 95% of ALL posts at androidcentral.

    -Suntan
    06-09-2012 07:27 PM
  13. Suntan's Avatar
    maybe, this Monday will be the day we see how it performs.. I really want to see if the U.S.A. Snapdragon / Adreno 225 can hold a candle to the extremely powerful Exynos Quad-Core / Mali 400 International version of the S3.
    I'm interested to have some info on the US version too. That said, I'm not worried about the S4 version GSIII being able to hold its own weight. As I've said elsewhere, developers are going to make their apps run well on S4 based phones. There will just be too many of them in the market not to. Most likely, the phones that are "stronger" than the S4 phones will just have wasted horsepower for the next year or two.

    -Suntan
    06-09-2012 07:31 PM
  14. RaiderWill's Avatar
    I'm interested to have some info on the US version too. That said, As I've said elsewhere, developers are going to make their apps run well on S4 based phones. There will just be too many of them in the market not to..
    -Suntan
    Hey Suntan.. You bring up an intresting point that I had not considered.. apps are just now taking advantage of Dual-Core technology. If high end apps start on the drawing board leaning towards taking full advantage of Dual-Cores as opposed to ( and there is still a lot..) Single-Core phones, performance could take a big leap forward.. And now pretty much from Mid Range on up everything is Dual-Core.
    06-09-2012 08:08 PM
  15. hoovhartid's Avatar
    Nah..... I like it here.

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    glad you're here. ...look forward to comparing the note deuce to the S3

    also wondering about the performance of the quad. IIRC the ICS OS was optimized for a dual core CPU....wonder if Jellybean or whatever the next OS is will be optimized for a quad core.
    06-09-2012 10:29 PM
  16. RaiderWill's Avatar
    glad you're here. ...look forward to comparing the note deuce to the S3

    also wondering about the performance of the quad. IIRC the ICS OS was optimized for a dual core CPU....wonder if Jellybean or whatever the next OS is will be optimized for a quad core.
    Hello hoovhartid.. Good question.. I really thought by mid 2012 quads would be the norm.. I was really wrong on that one.. Looks like dual is still the " Way of the World " for the forseeable future as it stands right now.. ( the Exynos 5250 Cpu / T-604 Gpu ) that should have gone into the S3 and is rumored to show up in the G-Note 2 thats getting released later this year is a Dual-Core setup as well. The Exynos S3 4412 Quad-Core is a very *Exotic* setup.. Maybe too much so to reach these shores.. But the rest of the world gets to enjoy its incredible power so, IMHO I would say Jellybean will simply be an overall improvement to using the Android platform as opposed to favoring one technology over another
    06-10-2012 01:26 AM
  17. RaiderWill's Avatar
    The Exynos S3 4412 Quad-Core is a very *Exotic* setup.. Maybe too much so to reach these shores.. But the rest of the world gets to enjoy its incredible power.
    Raiderwill.. You are DEAD WRONG! Looks like the upcoming Dual-Core ( U.S.A. yay! ) A-15 based 5250 / T-604 will blow the Exynos 4412 Quad-Core / Mali-400 right out of the water.... and be more power efficient in the process. Oh please Verizon get the G-Note 2 with this setup!


    06-10-2012 02:20 AM
  18. Suntan's Avatar
    Hey Suntan.. You bring up an intresting point that I had not considered.. apps are just now taking advantage of Dual-Core technology. If high end apps start on the drawing board leaning towards taking full advantage of Dual-Cores as opposed to ( and there is still a lot..) Single-Core phones, performance could take a big leap forward.. And now pretty much from Mid Range on up everything is Dual-Core.
    All these phones, any one of them (well, except maybe those 800Mhz, single core ones intended for rural India...) will have no problem running any apps created in the next two years.

    People seem to get so hung up on processor and gfx capability but the reality is that no app maker is going to cut themselves off from the huge market of users that will have S4 powered chips for the sake of maxing out these next gen 4 core chips that might be released in 6 months. It's just not going to happen. As much as power users want it to be so, for this cycle of phones, the S4 processor is going to be the mainstream processor that will be designed for over the next couple of years.

    Heck, my Droid 3 has a 1GHz 4430 chip with 512MB of ram and it can play anything available and will be able to for another year or so.

    Of course, the one major outlier is Nvidia. Badmouth their tegra chips if you want, but they are the one company with the clout and organization in the gaming world to get real differentiation for thier chips (in a limited quantity of games.) That's why my next tablet is going to have a Tegra chip in it.

    -Suntan
    06-10-2012 11:39 AM
  19. RaiderWill's Avatar
    All these phones, any one of them (well, except maybe those 800Mhz, single core ones intended for rural India...) will have no problem running any apps

    Heck, my Droid 3 has a 1GHz 4430 chip with 512MB of ram and it can play anything available and will be able to for another year or so.
    .

    -Suntan
    Suntan, I agree. My Droid Charge even when not overclocked runs all the current games with ease.. and it has the A8 chip / 540 cpu in it ( The colors in the game "Backstab" look just sick..) that is one reason I have decided to pass on the S3 as great as some of the tricks are the S3 can perform, those Apk's will get hacked soon enough ( Just like Flipboard ) and will be available in roms and no doubt be incorperated in the nex gen G-Note which is due this Turkey Day give a or take a week or two.. and IMHO, the Droid Charge's SuperAmoled+ screen at 4.3 inches is still among the top 5 screens you can get on a cell phone.. So you are right in respect to our current phones still being more than capable of doing the job.. That's exactly why I am holding out for the G-Note 2.
    06-10-2012 01:49 PM
  20. ratchetjaw#AC's Avatar
    Looks like a beast. I have a Note 1 and Gs3 and like both equally. Just get a blue tooth ear piece. (blue ant q2 is great) and size of the Note is no issue for me. Overall i like the S3 better cause its newer. Tide will turn once the Note 2 hits. Its a never ending cycle
    06-13-2012 10:21 AM
  21. Dazo's Avatar
    I really liked the Note design but it seemed a bit slow whenever I would play with one at BB. Plus it never came to Sprint. I think the Note 2 is going to be awesome but I can't wait (at the least) 3 more months. If I were to wait, it probably wouldn't come to Sprint. I think GS3 is it for me... Hold me off til the Note 3.

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    06-14-2012 12:45 AM
  22. RaiderWill's Avatar
    I really liked the Note design but it seemed a bit slow whenever I would play with one at BB. Plus it never came to Sprint. I think the Note 2 is going to be awesome but I can't wait (at the least) 3 more months. If I were to wait, it probably wouldn't come to Sprint. I think GS3 is it for me... Hold me off til the Note 3.

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    Hello Dazo.. I understand not being able to wait.. I am on Verizon, and a lot of folks here are using their upgrades to lock into the S3 sight unseen to maintain their unlimited data plans.. I am grandfathered in as well and understand why they don't want to give it up.. but I do have a grave concern.. We are only a week away from this U.S. version of the S3 launching over the counter on your network as well as T-Mobile.. And yet there is *Not One Review* that I have seen of the U.S. variant which of course runs the Snapdragon Cpu / Adreno 225 GPU.. Why have we not seen how it compares to the Mighty Exynos Quad-Core / Mali-400 International version of the S3???

    I am in the middle of my contract with Verizon and would have to pay Retail if I wanted this phone anyway to maintain my unlimited data so for me if I am going to pay $500+ its going to be for the G-Note 2 with the Exynos 5250 CPU / T-604 GPU. I can wait til Black Friday / Cyber Monday.. And I will just install some of the hacked apk's from the S3 like Flipboard ( I love that apk..) until the G-Note 2 makes it debut.


    06-14-2012 01:26 AM
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    06-14-2012 09:20 AM
  24. RaiderWill's Avatar
    Im choosing between the 2 also and decided I want the note 2, but the note 1 hasn't even come out yet on tmobile so idk how long I'm gonna have to wait. Now I think I'm gonna get the s3 but the note 2 is so powerful and if I got the s3 then the note 2 came out right after that'll suck.
    Hey Warrior.. IMHO no carrier thought the G-Note 1 would sell accept AT&T.. And I think they even got an exclusive on the unit for a period of time, but I may be wrong on that. Anyway.. now the world knows the versatility & power of the G-Note. It really is a Minitablet & Phone in one and it will be Samsung's first phone to receive the A15 based 5250 Processor / and Extremly Powerful T-604 GPU the G-Note 2 really is going to be a beast. As sweet as the U.S. S3 should be, The IPS ( instructions per clock ) of the 5250 processor will surpass even the Mighty Exynos A9 Quad-Core International S3.. And when it comes to the T-604 GPU, the Mali-400 GPU in the International S3 is not match for it either.. and of course neither is the Adreno 225 GPU in the U.S. version of the S3.. G-Note Phase 2 is really going to be something special. And for me, well worth the wait.


    06-14-2012 04:35 PM
  25. Suntan's Avatar
    Hey Warrior.. IMHO no carrier thought the G-Note 1 would sell accept AT&T.. And I think they even got an exclusive on the unit for a period of time, but I may be wrong on that. Anyway.. now the world knows the versatility & power of the G-Note. It really is a Minitablet & Phone in one and it will be Samsung's first phone to receive the A15 based 5250 Processor / and Extremly Powerful T-604 GPU the G-Note 2 really is going to be a beast. As sweet as the U.S. S3 should be, The IPS ( instructions per clock ) of the 5250 processor will surpass even the Mighty Exynos A9 Quad-Core International S3.. And when it comes to the T-604 GPU, the Mali-400 GPU in the International S3 is not match for it either.. and of course neither is the Adreno 225 GPU in the U.S. version of the S3.. G-Note Phase 2 is really going to be something special. And for me, well worth the wait.


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    Again there's all this spec-gasm over the CPU but there will be no apps released that the note2 will run but the GS3 won't be able to until long after most all of us have upgraded well past both phones.

    What are you expecting to use that processor for?

    If you want to wait for the note2 because you like the form-factor, that's cool. But once again, if you're only doing it because you like the idea of the speedy new processor, you're likely wasting your time.

    -Suntan
    06-14-2012 07:24 PM
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